Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina commented on the victory over Venus Williams at the start of Roland Garros.
“Victory over Venus Williams in two sets is a sign that I am psychologically able to overcome all the problems of this year. It was very hard to play against one of the greatest tennis players in history after a series of four defeats. After the victory, my main emotion was happiness. But because of injury and defeats in Madrid and Rome, I was still relieved.
On the one hand, it may be useful to play with a strong opponent like Venus at the very beginning, because you immediately turn on. On the other hand, it is a bit tedious. You need to be more focused than usual in the first round. As I said before the tournament, I don’t have any expectations or plans for Roland Garros, how far I can go. I’m glad that the series of defeats didn’t rob me of confidence “, Svitolina quotes press Tour service.
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